Utility Bill Assistance



Assistance and help with electric and utility bills in Oklahoma

Energy, light, and electric bill help is offered by the government as well as charities and even utility companies in Oklahoma. Assistance programs vary. Options include payment plans, cash grants, LIHEAP or financial aid from non-profits and more.

Or learn about free energy conservation measures. This is also a focus in Oklahoma. As it reduces the amount of utility bills the customer needs to pay each month.

Government programs for paying utility bills in Oklahoma

LIHEAP - This government grant program will provide cash to pay utility bills. Assistance is provided for monthly expenses, and a separate program, which is the crisis component, will assist with bills when someone is faced with a disconnection. Low income families with children, seniors, and the disabled in Oklahoma are usually given priority funding. Learn more.

Oklahoma also offers weatherization and/or summer cooling help, as well as other energy-related appliance and home repair assistance to eligible households throughout the year during specific application periods. This is combined with the LIHEAP grants above.

Energy bill help from utility companies, city and non-profits

America Electric Power - The Light A Life assistance program helps customers and families in Oklahoma with paying utility bills. Read more.





City of Oklahoma - The Salvation Army and the city partner together to offer assistance. They run a donation program called Help 2 Others, which is for paying some types of utility bills. Electric, water, light, heating and other assistance is combined with payment plans and disconnect help. More on OKC Help 2 Others.

Home Energy Aid Month - This utility bill assistance program involves 3 different companies. During the month of July and/or August, the Oklahoma energy companies partner with the Salvation Army to offer emergency AC, electric, and other utility bill assistance. More on Oklahoma Home Energy Aid Month.

Oklahoma Center Point Energy - Programs such as Lend a Hand can assist customers with utility bills. The program relies on donations to keep it funding and much of the assistance goes to the less fortunate and families at risk without electricity. More information.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric - LIHEAP eligible customers will pay their regular residential rate for the first 600 kWhs of electricity used and then they will receive a credit of about $0.70 per kWh from November through April. In addition, the Lend-A-Hand assistance program distributes money and grants to assist families with paying for gas, fuel, electricity, heating, firewood, and electric bills. Read More.

Oklahoma Natural Gas Assistance Programs - LIHEAP customers will receive a lower, more manageable gas bill which averages just over $5.00 a month during the winter months of October through April and the bill will only be about $4.50 per month during the summer months of May through September. In addition, the Share the Warmth program assists Oklahoma families with members who are disabled or if over the age of 62. It assists with utility and heating bills. More.





Operation Round Up in Oklahoma - Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Indian Electric Cooperative, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative all are members of Operation Round Up. This assistance program provides aid for a variety of reasons, including help with medical, utility, and heating bills. Also get help with rent or a mortgage.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) - The LIGHT A LIFE Energy Fund  provides grants and funds to help pay bills. It is run in partnership with local charities. Click here.

Stillwater and Payne county programs - Family Support Services and the Salvation Army created a donation program in the 1980s in partnership with the government, and the funds raised can pay energy as well as electric bill for city residents only. Assistance is very limited. Read more.

City of Tulsa operates the Utility Aid program. Tens of thousands of dollars are often paid out during the summer to pay electric, cooling, and air conditioning bills. Donations are used to help seniors, the disabled, and families in poverty with their energy bills. More on Tulsa Utility Aid assistance program.


By: Jon McNamara



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